Jeff Andrews Trio at Blue Note New York

Blue Note New York uploaded this event on December 4, 2018


Blue Note New York
131 West Third Street
New York, NY


Sun, January 20, 2019
1:30 pm



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**Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**

Although the Electric Bass has become the general standard in rock, pop and Rhythm and blues, it bas long struggled to be accepted by the Jazz community. The Instrument is still shunned by most in the jazz community despite the immensely creative and artistic contributions of Jaco Pastorius, Steve Swallow, Anthony Jackson, and John Pattituci, amongst many others. The reasons for the rejection of the electric bass by a large part of the jazz community are understandable and vague at the same time. On one hand, many believe that jazz music should remain an organic medium. Musicians of this point of view believe strongly in the natural sound of acoustic instruments. Others more logically argue that the substance of the music can only be judged by the content itself and not by peripheral details such as what instruments are being used to create the music. Steve Swallow once put it very well, saying "I've always thought the means are a fair game.... I feel as comfortable with digital delays as with the fingerboard of my bass, and as strongly connected to them... .so, I'm prepared to lose even more friends, if Necessary!"(Bass Heroes.Mulhern pg.61) Swallow's humor is only partly ironic. It is true that his own decision to play electric bass has cost him some, but not nearly as much as he has gained....

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